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Old 08-15-2019, 05:03 PM   #1
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Strange rotational clicking sound

Hey guys,
odd one, but maybe someone has had this happen already...

When driving close to something like a wall, barrier or row of parked cars - basically something that sound bounces off on the driver side - I can hear a kind of clicking sound that increases in rate the faster I go, presumably something to do with the rotation of the wheel. It's quite a faint sound, not really loud and only audible when next to something, but it doesn't sound like it should be there!

I initially thought this was something like a stone or nail in the tyre, but after a new set of 4 went on and the sound was still there i ruled that out.

It's been like this for quite a while without getting worse (I think). But really baffled about what it could be!!

if anybody has some thoughts or experiences with this I'd love to know!

many thanks!
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The brake shield might be hitting your rotor...you can pull them back and 'off' the rotor easily.

A wheel bearing beginning to fail might click.

But, usually little clicky sounds aren't signs of impending doom.
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The brake shield might be hitting your rotor...you can pull them back and 'off' the rotor easily.

A wheel bearing beginning to fail might click.

But, usually little clicky sounds aren't signs of impending doom.
It could be the shield... will get that checked out.

My worry was the wheel bearing tbh, its got 120k on it with the original ones in there so could quite easily be that too.. if after having a look at the shields it's still doing it I guess it's the bearings! :/

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I wouldn't jump to conclusions and replace them outright, you can do some simple checks to see how the bearings are doing. Put the front up on jack stands and, for each wheel, grab it at the top and bottom. Then yank to see if there's any play. Then grab the left and right and do the same. Repeat for the rear wheels.

Front bearings are much easier to DIY than the rears.
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